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Funcats Sail Boat & Kayak Hire on the Swan River

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Published January 7th 2016
Sail Boat, Kayak & SUP Hire- a fun way to enjoy the Swan
If you have driven along Millpoint Rd in South Perth or ambled along the river walking path you would be familiar with the distinctive row of red and black sails of the Funcats catamarans for hire. Looking out onto the Swan river with the catamarans dotted around sailing in the summer breeze you may even have thought, that looks like fun.

Well it sure is fantastic fun. Hence the name FUNCATS.

Funcats catamaran hire on the Swan River
Funcats catamarans on the Swan River

But Funcats offer more than just catamarans for hire, they also have a selection of single or double kayaks to leisurely paddle on the Swan river and standup paddle boards too.

Funcats kayak hire on the Swan River
Kayak hire

No experience is necessary
Fun cats have a choice of two classes of yacht to hire; the Hobie Wave and the Windrush. The Hobie Wave is a single mainsail catamaran that is simple to sail and favoured by the novice sailor and the Windrush 14 has a bit more power provided by the jib and larger mainsail and is the choice of those looking for a bit more excitement. Both are easy to sail and can comfortably carry two adult passengers.

Funcats catamaran hire on the Swan River

When we made our booking Andrew, the owner of Funcats expounded the virtues of his favourite time of the day to enjoy being out on the river, which is late in the afternoon when the light softens. We took his advice and booked a late time slot and brought a change of clothes and a picnic basket of wine and cheeses, which Andrew had offered to refrigerate for us. We finished our day out watching the light fade over the river and the twinkling lights come on in the city buildings.

Funcats catamaran hire on the Swan River
Spectacular sailing on the Swan River with Perth city as a backdrop

Windrush 14 $40/hr or $70 for 2 hrs
Hobie Wave $50/hr or $85 for 2hrs
Kayak Single $20/hr or $35 for 2 hrs
Kayak Double $30/hr or $50 for 2hrs
Stand up paddle $20/hr or $35 for 2hrs

Open 10am- 6.30pm 7 days a week from October to the end of April.

Funcats Watersports hire on the Swan River
Funcats hire
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Why? A fabulous way to enjoy water sports on the Swan river
When: 10am- 6.30pm Open 7 days a week October- End of April
Phone: 0408926003
Where: Coode St Jetty, South Perth
Cost: Windrush 14: $40/hr Hobie Wave: $50/hr Kayak Single: $20/hr Double: $30/hr Stand up Paddle: $20/hr
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